Saturday, 24 February 2018


Musanze-based potato processing plant, which produces the Winnaz Crisps brand, is set to scale up its production capacity five-fold, officials have said.

This follows major upgrades of the plant for both its frying and packaging lines.

Located in Gacaca sector in Musanze District, the factory is co-owned by a Dutch company, Hollanda Fair Foods Limited, and a Rwandan investor. It manufactures high-end chips from a selected variety of Irish potatoes.

Launched three years ago, the factory has had capacity of producing only two tons, which according to its managers, was below the supply capacity. 

According to Thijs Boer, the Managing Director of the factory, they want to provide world class healthy crisps to satisfy the appetite of domestic and regional snack-eaters.

The upgrade is a result of partnership between the factory and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG), according to

“We can produce for the market at least 10 tons per day,” Boer said during the launch of upgraded factory Wednesday, stressing that the total investment is worth USD1m. 

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